"Loving" Someone Vs. Being "In Love" With Someone , Is There REALLY A Difference?

With Valentines Day right around the corner I am sure that we all are asking 1 of 2 questions:
1. Are we Valentines Day “friendly”?
2. Will My Valentine come just in time?

This Valentines day I can say that I DOUBT I’ll be having the day of lifetime and I am ok with that. In my opinion Valentines day is about love that requires the ultimate sacrifice. We often forget about how the holiday actually came about Wikipedia states that:

The Early Medieval acta of either Saint Valentine were expounded briefly in Legenda Aurea.[14] According to that version, St Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and interrogated by Roman Emperor Claudius II in person. Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life. Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Because of this, he was executed
Originally found Here

Overall, Valentines day is supposed to be about a love you’d be willing to die for. With that in mind I do not have that type of love in my life right now. Many of my friends do not either and I can’t understand why people get upset about not being able to celebrate it. In all honesty we ALL are waiting on love. Were waiting for it even when we think we gave up on it but when you have it how do you know its real?

I’m sure we all have been in a relationship and came to the point where we had to figure out just what we were feeling. That ultimate question is if we are “in love” or just “love” someone. I tend to have quick relationships due to my personal beliefs and standards and can say that I “Love” all of my ex boyfriends but very few knew that I was “In Love” with them.

What are your thoughts

Is there really a difference?
Is there a time frame in which one should know if they “Love” some one or are “In Love” with them?

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  • I think men say there is a difference because they are confused, I personally do not feel there is a difference love is love "in" love means nothing more than an extra word in front of love.

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